New Year's resolutions for 2009

By Katharine Swan On Thursday, January 01, 2009 At 12:01 AM

With my stunning failure in 2008 in mind, I've somewhat changed the focus of my New Year's resolutions this year. Of course, I do this mostly for fun, but this is what I would like to accomplish this year:

1. Finish my website updates. Yes, this was on last year's list, but I'd really like to get my website updated so I'm keeping this resolution.

2. Finish my 2008 NaNoWriMo novel. Right now I'm not going to worry about revising or any of that — my goal is simply to finish it.

3. Focus more on work that I enjoy. For the most part I like my work, but periodically I get burnt out on the work I don't like, and then it all feels tedious. This year I want to weed out the work I don't enjoy so that I have more time for the good stuff.

4. Replace Movie Night with reading once a week. I really don't watch that much TV, but Michael and I like to watch movies in the evenings. However, I'm finding that I no longer read as much as I would like to, so this resolution has to do with making more time for it (and making sure I'm able to update Livre du Jour more often!).

And that's it. You'll notice that they are less ambitious than last year, and that (with the exception of #4) they are all work-related rather than personal. I only have one personal New Year's resolution this year, and that is regarding my horse, so I'll blog about that on my Pony Tales Blog.

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2009? Feel free to leave a link in the comments if you have already posted them on your own blog!


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Blogger Kathy@TheFlawlessWord Says:  

I'm also hoping to get in more reading and exercise this year. I didn't make these official goals because I want to think of them as fun activities as opposed to chores.

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Oh, I know what you mean, but I think I need that extra little push. After all, thinking of them as fun activities hasn't been working too well lately for me!


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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